2011 predictions: Three UK director of devices Nigel Field

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With smartphone sales set to grow operators must be able to offer good quality spectrum reckons Three director of devices Nigel Field

“Smartphones will completely dominate. We expect more than 80 per cent of customers to choose a smartphone, and more than 90 per cent of contract customers.

There will be exciting new smartphones from all manufacturers, as well as tablets.

Prepay customers will benefit from an expanding range of affordable smartphones too.

Data already accounts for more than 97 per cent of traffic across our network and UK operators will need to keep up network improvements to ensure they can meet the surge in demand for data.

“Ultimately, what we will all want is more spectrum.

Once again, then, the decisions the Government makes over the coming months in terms of releasing more radio frequency, and ensuring current spectrum holdings are spread to promote competition and better deals for customers, will be crucial.”

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